Saturday, May 14, 2011

Busy Spring

We are sorry we haven't updated in awhile, but it has been a busy Spring for us so far! Above is Callie's Spring School picture...she refused to crack a smile, but it is still adorable! At school, Callie just moved up to the next age group. At first we were concerned because she is such a peanut, but she seems to be adjusting well. Her teacher says that she is keeping up with all of the other kids in her activities, it is just in size that she lags behind.

For Easter, we made the trip up to Canton to see Family and enjoy the long weekend!

Callie and her cousin Jack had an Easter egg hunt on Easter morning that Callie really enjoyed! Jack was a great big cousin and helped to show her where some of the eggs were.

Callie spent many hours in Canton playing with Jack and chasing the cats! Callie is used to dogs at the house, but the cats were something new to her and she was obsessed!

Callie also got to spend some time with Alex. She loves to copy and do everything he does!

We celebrated Mother's Day at the Baltimore Zoo with Grammi and Aunt Britty. It was the first time Callie was really interested in the animals at the Zoo.

Callie got to feed the Giraffe's-she wasn't afraid at all!!

In Callie feeding news, we seem to finally be turning a corner. She is still extremely picky, but the volume of food that she is eating is drastically increasing. We think watching the other kids at school might be helping. She loves to feed herself and is getting really good at it!

Callie really loved the farm section of the Zoo. She again showed that she had no fear by sticking her head inside the animal pens.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

March for Babies 2011

Thank you to everyone that supported Team Callie May in the 2011 March for Babies. This year we were able to raise even more money than last year!

Our team more than doubled in size this year! We all got to proudly wear our "24 week miracle" t-shirts for our Callie May!!

Mommy got to tell Callie's story in front of over 900 walkers. Unfortunately, it was very windy and cold that morning, so Callie had to be bundled up and snuggling close (Mommy didn't mind!!)

Even Callie's teachers from the Goddard School came and supported the walk. We were also able to catch up with Nicu friends, but since it was so cold, the girls weren't able to play. And we even saw one of Callie's favorite nurses from St. Joe's.

It finally warmed up in the afternoon so that we could celebrate our Team back at home. The March of Dimes is very near and dear to our heart. Several Mom's approached me after my talk saying that they had similar experiences, but for some of them, the outcomes were more grim. Every dollar we raise helps to fund research so that babies can be born healthy. This is such a great cause and can't tell you how much we appreciate your support.